I’m a writer!
I grew up in Tenino, Washington—a town of approximately eighteen hundred permanent residents. Through high school, I was a decent student and very average athlete. But was also rebellious and, at times, quite reckless.
At twenty-one, I joined the U.S. Coast Guard, and served for a little over five years, spending one year in Detroit and the subsequent four years in Hawaii. I worked as a medic and tactical law enforcement officer, spent some time in the Middle East, and traveled extensively across the South Pacific.
Leaving the military in pursuit of a sense of individuality, I found my way to Southern California. I worked full time as an EMT for about a year, and continued part time during college—providing my services mostly to the nursing homes and night clubs of Los Angeles.
After getting a degree in journalism from Pepperdine University, but before deciding to pursue writing full time, I worked for one of the biggest and busiest Organ Procurement Organizations in the world. The meaningfulness of this work was beyond measure, and carried me a great distance. But the corporate structure and necessary objectivity were not in line with my quest for individuality and creativity.
For most of my adult life, I have been committed to protecting, improving, even saving the lives of others. This work made me who I am. And I hope to continue helping people, but in a much different capacity—with my writing.
I’ve written a number of paid and unpaid articles and blog contributions. I’m also a Master Scuba Diver, voracious reader, and paint enthusiastically (and abstractly) when time allows. And I’m currently working on my first book.
Thanks for reading!
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